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chronic infection
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describes when the virus persists in the body for a long period of time

chyme
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mixture of partially digested food and stomach juices

chymotrypsin
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pancreatic protease

chytridiomycosis
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disease of amphibians caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; thought to be a major cause of the global amphibian decline

chytridiomycosis
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disease of amphibians caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; thought to be a major cause of the global amphibian decline

cilium
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(plural = cilia) short, hair-like structure that extends from the plasma membrane in large numbers and functions to move an entire cell or move substances along the cell's outer surface

cingulate gyrus
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helps regulate emotions and pain; thought to directly drive the body’s conscious response to unpleasant experiences

circadian
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describes a time cycle about one day in length

circumduction
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movement of a limb in a circular motion

cis-acting element
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transcription factor binding sites within the promoter that regulate the transcription of a gene adjacent to it

citric acid cycle
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(also Krebs cycle) series of enzyme-catalyzed chemical reactions of central importance in all living cells for extraction of energy from carbohydrates

cladistics
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system to organize homologous traits to describe phylogenies

class
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division of phylum in the taxonomic classification system

classical conditioning
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association of a specific stimulus and response through conditioning

clathrates
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frozen chunks of ice and methane found at the bottom of the ocean

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